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344Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20010215Primary Sponsor: WilsonAll Sponsors: Wilson, Giese, Peeler, Grooms, Bauer, Leatherman, BrantonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22854cm01.docCompanion Bill Number: 3272Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Transportation Committee 15 STDate of Last Amendment: 20010329Subject: Motor vehicle license plates, special issuance of NASCAR plates provided; AthleticsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20010607 Recommitted to Committee 15 ST Senate 20010329 Co-Sponsor added by Senator Branton Senate 20010329 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20010329 Committee amendment adopted Senate 20010328 Committee report: Favorable with 15 ST amendment ------ 20010220 Companion Bill No. 3272 Senate 20010215 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 28, 2001 - Word format Revised on March 29, 2001 - Word format
COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
March 29, 2001
Introduced by Senators Wilson, Giese, Peeler, Grooms, Bauer, Leatherman and Branton
S. Printed 3/29/01--S.
Read the first time February 15, 2001.
TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, BY ADDING ARTICLE 87 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY MAY ISSUE NASCAR SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES, AND PROVIDE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF FEES COLLECTED FOR THESE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Title 56 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 56-3-8700. (A) The Department of Public Safety may issue special motor vehicle license plates to owners of private passenger carrying motor vehicles or light pickups having an empty weight of six thousand six hundred pounds or less and a gross weight of nine thousand pounds or less registered in their names which may have imprinted on the plate an emblem, a seal, or other symbol the department considers appropriate to a NASCAR driver or team. A NASCAR driver or team may submit to the department for approval of the emblem, seal, or other symbol it desires to be used for its respective special license plate. Before a design is approved, however, the NASCAR driver or team must submit to the department written authorization for the use of a copyrighted or registered logo, trademark, or design. A NASCAR driver or team also may request a change in the emblem, seal, or other symbol once the existing supply has been exhausted. The fee for this special license plate is seventy dollars every two years in addition to the regular motor vehicle license fee set forth in Article 5. This special license plate must be of the same size and general design of regular motor vehicle license plates. The special license plates must be issued or revalidated for a biennial period which expires twenty-four months from the month they are issued.
(B) From the fees collected, the Comptroller General shall place sufficient funds into a special restricted account to be used by the department to defray the expense of producing this license plate. The remaining funds must be distributed as follows:
(1) fifty percent to the Department of Social Services for children's shelters;
(2) twenty-five percent to the South Carolina Sports Hall of Fame; and
(3) twenty-five percent to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to be used to promote sports-related tourism in this State.
(C) Before the Department of Public Safety produces and distributes a special license plate pursuant to this section, it must receive four hundred prepaid applications for the special license plate or a deposit of four thousand dollars from the individual or organization seeking issuance of the license plate. If a deposit of four thousand dollars is made by an individual or organization pursuant to this section, the department must refund the four thousand dollars once an equivalent amount of license plate fees is collected for that organization's license plate. If the equivalent amount is not collected within four years of the first issuance of the license plate, the department shall retain the deposit.
(D) If the department receives less than three hundred biennial applications and renewals for a particular NASCAR special license plate, it may not produce additional special license plates in that series. However, the department shall continue to issue special license plates of that series until the existing inventory is exhausted."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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